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Employee evaluations mark start of budget process

The Franklin County Water District Board of Directors began the 2018 Budget process by formally setting the ad valorem tax rate and the start of annual employee evaluations and compensation during their delayed September meeting last week.

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Tuesday deadline to register to vote in general elections

The deadline to be registered in order to qualify to vote in the 2017 General Election is Tuesday, October 10. Any changes to a voter’s existing registration should be made by the same date.

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Child welfare board’s 2018 budget, 2017 reports approved

The Franklin County Child Welfare Board’s annual reports and its $13,525 operating budget for the 2017-18 year were submitted and approved by the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court at its Monday, September 25 meeting.

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Frazier named Texas American Bank President

Jason FrazierJason Frazier has been named Vice President/Location President of Texas American Bank in Mount Vernon.

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Jail passes inspection, more expenses to come

The Franklin County Jail passed its 2017 inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards without a single  deficiency, but left the county anticipating additional costs as new regulations from the 85th Legislative Session are prepared for implementation.

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Zero rain sets new record for September

After setting a rainfall record in August, not a single drop of moisture was measured at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency official weather station in Mount Vernon during the month of September.

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Healthcare merger announced

Three healthcare providers are coming together in East Texas to form a new 10-hospital health system to serve area communities officials announced.

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Navigation Financial tops $1 billion in client assets

Navigation Financial Group recently exceeded $1 billion in client assets under the management.

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City to adopt 2017-18 budget, tax rate Monday

The Mount Vernon City Council is expected to take official action to adopt the 2017-18 budget and set the 2017 tax rate to help fund it during a special meeting and workshop at 6 p.m. Monday, September 25.

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